Kerala Kerala a state in Southern India is known as atropical paradise of waving palms and wide sandybeaches. Kerala borders the states of Tamil Nadu to theeast and Karnataka to the north. It is also known for its backwaters, mountains,coconuts, spices and art forms like Kathakali andMohini Attam. It is the most literate state in India,
HISTORY Kerala is one of the few places in India that wasnot subject to direct British rule. Large parts, including the Tiruvithamkoor(Travancore) and Kochi (Cochin) regions wereruled by Maharajas (local kings) during theperiod of the British rule in India. The blue mountains of Munnar Kerala was theplace in India where European colonization firststarted. British were lured by the wealth of spices andsilk, and came with the intention of formingcolonies.
CLIMATE Kerala, being very close to equator, has atropical climate. Kerala experiences heavy rainsalmost throughout the year, and is one of thewettest areas in the earth There is no snow in Kerala, although it is quitecold and misty in the mountain regions. When in Kerala, carry an umbrella no matterwhat time of the year it is. You can be caught ina sudden shower in summer which will leave
KERALA HOME OFRELIGIONHinduism is the largest religion in the state.Keralas Islam is also unique .Christianity too has made a unique mark in Keralas history For thousands of years Buddhism was the most influential religion in Kerala . Judaism has existed in Kerala for about 2000 years.
DANCE Kathakali is a popular dance drama, originated from the south Indian state of Kerala. This dance is performed with heavy costumes and make-up. Kathakali narrates the Mahabharat and Ramayan in the form of story play. Mohiniyattam is yet another traditional dance form from the South Indian State of Kerala.
SPECIAL FEATURES Backwaters of Kerala are a maze of lagoons criss-crossed with rivers, shallow pools and canals, all separated from the sea by a narrow strip of sand banks. Backwaters are present in Alapuzha and kottayam. Beaches: The world famous Kovalam beach, well known for fun and frolic Kerala has 650 km of coastline and numerous beaches
TOURISM Kerala was the first state to formallyembrace the eco-tourism conceptin South Asia,HOUSEBOATS :The houseboatholidays of Kerala are increasinglybecoming popular with domestic as wellas international tourists. Enjoying an Ayurveda Massage while inKerala, is always a priority for tourists.
CONCLUSIONKerala, a state situated on thetropical Malabar Coast ofsouthwestern India, is one of the mostpopular tourist destinations in the country.Named as one of the ten paradises of theworld by the National Geographic Traveler.